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Investigation launched as prisoner dies in Northern Ireland high security jail

A prisoner has died in Northern Ireland's Maghaberry Prison.

The Northern Ireland Prison Service confirmed the 57-year-old man died in custody on Thursday morning.

His family have been informed.

As with standard procedure, the PSNI, Coroner and Prisoner Ombudsman have launched investigations into the death.

Ronnie Armour, Head of the Northern Ireland Prison Service said: "I would like to extend my sympathy and that of the Northern Ireland Prison Service to the family of the prisoner. My thoughts are with them at this difficult time."

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